"Yakatabune" is a Japanese traditional boat. From on board, you can admire a view of the beautiful landscape of Tokyo. Booking is necessary before you join this cruise, so please make sure to check the cruise schedule. The cost varies depending on specific routes and choice of food options. All in all, a cruise on this boat is perfect for a special date. If you wish to learn more, please contact Harumiya.
Japanese dining with an exquisite blend of French cuisine is what Signature is all about. Set in a sophisticated ambiance, Signature dishes out some of the most eclectic preparations available in Tokyo, allowing diners to savor such options as foie gras accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. Signature also has an extensive wine list, ensuring that a perfect pairing is always available to accompany the breathtaking view from the restaurant's location on the 37th floor of the striking Mandarin Oriental hotel. A great option for those looking to host a small private luncheon, the bright and open atmosphere of this Michelin Guide Tokyo-rated restaurant is just one of many features that make this a must-visit for those seeking out fine dining in Tokyo.
Chef Joel Robuchon's name is synonymous with fine French cuisine, making his restaurants some of the most famous in the world. In fact, in 1990 he was voted Chef of the Century, and in 1994 his restaurant in Paris was voted Best in the World. Needless to say, dining at a Robuchon restaurant is a very special experience. Joel Robuchon now also has several ateliers (workshops), the Tokyo branch of which opened in 2003. Instead of the setup of a traditional restaurant, with tables evenly spread out, most of the diners at this unique venue are seated at a large bar that surrounds the kitchen, where they can watch the chefs prepare dishes right in front of them. The food is contemporary French and can safely be said to be both very delicious and very expensive. The menu is seasonal and changes daily, and reservations are highly recommended, though sometimes a few seats are saved just for walk-ins.
Featuring battling robots in bikinis, over-the-top decorations, crazy costumes, and colorful lights and lasers everywhere you look, Robot Restaurant is an experience you'll never forget. Dinner itself is a simple bento box, but the nightly shows are what draw crowds. Decorated with dazzling neon lights and manned by costumed women, the parades and dances are bound to leave you awestruck. Right from the bathrooms to the dance floor, everything is unique and reflects the eccentricity of Tokyo. There's never a dull moment at the Robot Restaurant, so come by and enjoy the show.
With an esteemed culinary history dating back to the European royalty during 16th Century, this posh restaurant offers a dining experience that few others can match. Located off of the main lobby in the Hotel New Otani, La Tour d'Argent reflects the elegance and exquisiteness of Paris. Its opulent decor with spellbinding chandeliers, candle-lit tables, velvet carpets and floor to ceiling curtained windows will transport the patrons to the mansions on Parisian streets. The menu is just as impressive as its plush setting. The goose foie gras enjoys do-not-miss status as an appetizer, while the roast duckling stands as the kitchen's signature entree. The wine list, as would be expected from a French restaurant, rates superb and offers wine by the glass and the bottle. With views of the Japanese garden, this restaurant is a must-visit for a classy and relaxed lunch or dinner.
Give your palate a break from the usual and head to The French Kitchen for a delectable French experience. Situated on the second floor of the fabulous Grand Hyatt Tokyo, this restaurant offers an incomparable wining and dining experience. Elegant, stylish and intimate, the ambiance creates the perfect setting for a formal meal. The restaurant's open kitchen, sun-soaked terrace and exquisite interiors embellished with trees and potted plants add to the warmth of the setting. Feast on some scrumptious French dishes such as the Pâté de Campagne or the Boeuf Bourguignon, and wash it down with a succinct glass of wine. The bar boasts of an exquisite selection of spirits and beers, along with an impressive wine collection.
Located in Nihonbashi(Ginza) with other branches in Ochanomizu (Akihabara) and Akasaka, Franziskaner Bar & Grill is a delightful German eatery and beer hall. The building is decorated in a rustic style, with lots of light wood paneling and exposed stone against cream colored walls. A long communal table and stained glass windows add to the European feel. On the menu you will find thick sausages, spaetzle, venison, and of course, the crowning achievement: a wide variety of European beers, both on tap and in bottles. The place is always cheery, filled with boisterous patrons, so grab a couple friends and make a night of it.
Tokyo is nothing if not unique, and amidst it's uniqueness is a penchant for eating that may be second to none. Per capita there are just too many restaurants to choose from, from cheap and cheerful to way over the top. Antica Osteria del Ponte falls closer to the latter. Born from an epiphany Chef Ezio Santin had many years ago when selling wine across Italy, this second of only two such restaurants in the world has opened in Japan. Located on the top floor of the Marunouchi Building, the food here is simple, unpretentious and fantastic. Offering fish or meat, the food here marries excellent presentation with exquisite taste, and a wine list to match. This restaurant is for those with pockets that are deep enough to satiate their appetites. -Stephen Lebovits
Modeled on the original Restaurant mango tree that has been operating in central Bangkok, Thailand since 1990, the Tokyo location is no exception to the authentic flavors of its namesake. Featuring a high-class atmosphere that incorporates elements of traditional charm, the air here is filled with all the exotic and delightful scents of Bangkok itself. The curries and stir-fried dishes offer true Thai flavor, while the atmosphere reflects the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Tokyo. Located on the 35th floor of the Marunouchi Building, the view is as memorable as the food.
Chef Carme Ruscalleda brings her hometown of Catalonia to the midst of Tokyo with Sant Pau, a restaurant which has already earned three Michelin stars. Offering thoughtfully prepared prix fixe menus, the dishes at Sant Pau are meant to introduce the light flavors of the Mediterranean to diners through a seasonal menu. Tapas dining is available in the wine bar, which offers over 400 bottles of Spanish wine. The classy, contemporary setting of the restaurant with minimalist yet colorful accents is an addition to the pleasurable dining experience of the patrons.
Brasserie Aux Amis is about great French food and camaraderie; it's food aux amis, after all. The food is classic French cuisine with a twist, using the very best of Japanese and imported French ingredients. The chef trained in Les Bacchanales in Harajuku, another highly regarded French restaurant, ensuring that the cuisine is prepared both imaginatively and expertly. The wine list alone - specially selected French vintages - is worth the visit alone. The restaurant is popular with foreigners and locals alike so be sure to book in advance.
Specializing in authentic French cuisine, Chez Tomo offers six different dining experiences, spread out over two floors. The lower floor is the more casual but still highly desirable option, where diners can choose between clean white decor in the dining room, or the modern elegance of the solid wood counter for more informal dining. Upstairs, diners are treated to a whole different world, with high-class French ambiance, white linen, and ornate decor. This variety assures that Chez Tomo has a dining experience for everyone, with a broad a la carte menu on the lower floor, and a more elaborate prix fixe menu upstairs that features delicacies like pate, boudin noir, and many seasonal preparations.